The Universal Law of Nature Formulation of the Categorical Imperative

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Title:
The Universal Law of Nature Formulation of the Categorical Imperative
Author:
Maldonado, Dylan
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant gives several formulations of the categorical imperative, one being the universal law of nature formulation. One question that can be raised is why Kant formulates the categorical imperative in terms of universal laws of nature at all. In this paper, I will argue that it is necessary for Kant to formulate the categorical imperative in terms of universal laws of nature in order to demonstrate the applicability of the moral law to our maxims and hence the possibility of the moral law as a functional practical principle.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Imperative; Kant; Natural; Self-love; Suicide; Philosophy; Categorical
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Philosophy
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Smit, Albert H.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Universal Law of Nature Formulation of the Categorical Imperativeen_US
dc.creatorMaldonado, Dylanen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaldonado, Dylanen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant gives several formulations of the categorical imperative, one being the universal law of nature formulation. One question that can be raised is why Kant formulates the categorical imperative in terms of universal laws of nature at all. In this paper, I will argue that it is necessary for Kant to formulate the categorical imperative in terms of universal laws of nature in order to demonstrate the applicability of the moral law to our maxims and hence the possibility of the moral law as a functional practical principle.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectImperativeen_US
dc.subjectKanten_US
dc.subjectNaturalen_US
dc.subjectSelf-loveen_US
dc.subjectSuicideen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectCategoricalen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSmit, Albert H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberOwen, David W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTimmons, Marken_US
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